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BNSF trains rumbling through area communities again
7,500 turkeys die in southwest Minnesota barn fire
Menahga man gets sentenced over 27 years for murder of Park Rapids teen
VIDEO: Train hits pickup near Hawley, authorities search for victims
Perham gymnasts top Becker at home
Perham holds off second half surge
Yellowjacket girls fall at Breckenridge
Sixth ranked wrestlers continue to roll
Perham takes Sertoma Duals
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Kicking off Christmas at Cupkie’s
Fate of Perham bakery uncertain
New Oasis convenience store opens
Small Business Saturday makes small impact
Shop Perham Punch Card promotion week one winners announced
Letter to the Editor: This year's musical failed to promote morality
The Prairie Spy: Without study hall, where can kids get into trouble?
Perham's new public art mural unveiling is set for this Sunday
GALLERY: Parade lights up Perham
A holiday bright spot: Perham’s Parade of Lights
Sandra Dee and Danny Z: Perham Community Musical, ‘Grease,’ rolls on stage this weekend
April 4, 2014
Pioneer Grounds officially under new ownership
Twenty-five rustic park-like acres on the edge of Perham, including historic buildings and artifacts, has come under new leadership. The nonprofit History and Cultural Association of East Otter Tail County officially took over management of the Pioneer Grounds this week in hopes...
April 4, 2014 - 2:33pm
New Perham website launches
Perham’s new jobs-centered website, ProgressivePerham.com, has launched. The site went live last Tuesday. Its active status was announced to community leaders and business owners at the city’s annual economic development meeting at Wild Oaks last Wednesday. The site boasts...
April 4, 2014 - 2:27pm
Thrift store moves to new location
Having trouble finding the Re-Use-It Thrift Store? It’s not a drawn-out April Fool’s joke – the store has moved from its former location at 900 East Main Street, to 225 East Main Street, next to Main Street Express. “It’s really exciting,” said Therese Perro, the store’s...
April 4, 2014 - 1:45pm
New owners reopen Williams Co. Store
The Williams Company Store has just reopened under new ownership. After shutting their doors for a few months to install some new shelves, rearrange things a little, and restock inventory, Dan and Marnie Whitehead welcomed their first customers on April 1. Long-time fans of...
April 4, 2014 - 11:47am
April 2, 2014
Becker County trash will soon be processed at Perham facility
The expression used to be garbage in, garbage out. Not anymore. With the new materials recovery facility attached to the solid waste incinerator at Perham, it’s garbage in, recyclables and burnables out. With its multiple, interconnected conveyor belts, bins and chutes, the...
April 2, 2014 - 9:09am
March 28, 2014
Wild Oaks opens at Lakeside Golf Club
The restaurant will be open Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to close until the golf club opens for the summer. Once golf season begins, Wild Oaks will be open seven days a week.
March 28, 2014 - 9:55am
March 27, 2014
Perham Living earns five-star rating, other honors
Perham Living nursing home has earned some bragging rights. It was announced at the end of February that Perham Living was rated a Best Nursing Home in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report, after earning a five-star, highest-overall rating from the Centers for Medicare and...
March 27, 2014 - 3:22pm
LAC announces 2013 earnings, payouts
Lakes Area Cooperative reported $74.3 million in sales and earnings of $4.15 million in 2013. These figures were shared during the co-op’s 101st annual stockholder meeting. The cooperative announced that it will be paying out $1.3 million in cash and issuing $2.7 million in...
March 27, 2014 - 2:19pm
Dinsmore ‘on loan’ to MN through December
Effective this Tuesday, Otter Tail County’s Community Services Division Director, John Dinsmore, will spend a portion of his time working for the state of Minnesota as Director of County Relations. Dinsmore will work approximately 30 hours per week with the State Department of...
March 27, 2014 - 2:10pm
Area resort owners attend Day on the Hill
Members of the Congress of Minnesota Resorts attended the annual Day on the Hill in St. Paul on March 18 and 19, lobbying for legislation important to the resort industry. Richcville resort owners Vince and Cheryl Prososki, of Northern Lights Resort and Jim and Kristin Wherley,...
March 27, 2014 - 8:53am
March 21, 2014
Coldwell Banker moves to larger office
Coldwell Banker Preferred Partners in Perham has relocated and expanded its offices. After 15 years in its former location at 235 West Main Street, in February the real estate firm moved to 138 West Main Street. Linda Stoll, real estate agent, owner and broker, said the expanded...
March 21, 2014 - 11:00am
March 20, 2014
Cable providers launch website to address fees, channel choices
Ever wonder why cable users have to pay for television channels they never watch, or why their bills go up every year? Perham-based cable provider, Arvig, along with hundreds of other local, independent cable providers throughout the country, are hoping to answer these and many...
March 20, 2014 - 1:13pm
March 19, 2014
DL retailers, city fight over cellars
They’ve existed for about 100 years, but with a major street project coming up, the city says the basements that extend under Washington Avenue in downtown Detroit Lakes now need to be filled in — on the property owners’ dime. The Washington Avenue project scheduled for this...
March 19, 2014 - 9:03am
Mall of America launches $325 million expansion
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – In a shower of confetti, Mall of America on Tuesday launched a $325 million expansion aimed at adding glitz and new elements of luxury to the nation’s largest mall. The expansion will add a new Food Hall, underground valet parking and another 50 to 75 retailers,...
March 19, 2014 - 8:53am
March 14, 2014
Jobs committee makes progress on promotions, looks ahead to ‘phase two’
It’s a message that has been heard all around Perham for months: we have jobs. In July, representatives from the city, chamber of commerce and major employers met to brainstorm on how to attract workers to Perham to fill more of the open jobs. This was the birth of the Perham...
March 14, 2014 - 9:43am